Among the ruins of ancient Greece were items such as clay pots that revealed many clues to daily Hellenic life. PYLOS (pronounced Pee-'los) - the root word that includes things of clay - celebrates these prosaic artifacts we now recognize as great art.
*Pylos Restaurant now offers outdoor dining that is covered and heated.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
layers of lightly sauteed eggplant, zucchini and potato baked in a clay dish with aromatic ground meat sauce and béchamel
Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast
Greek Salad with Grilled Shrimp
Great selection, great food, very nice
Pylos is one of my favourite places for dinner. The food is always outstanding and always a good experience.
As always the food was wonderful. However, the attitude of server was not pleasant and I had to expend too much energy to politely and gracefully establish how I and my party were to be treated. It was an unfortunate and unnecessary aspect of the evening that was very slightly offset by the delicious dishes.
Amazing food and service, a great slightly modern take on Greek food!!!
Amazing place...great atmosphere, service. Food- all outstanding! This has become my new favorite Greek spot in the city!
After ordered a bottle of wine, they did not rush for ordering everything at once. We enjoyed sipping wine and when the time we were ready to order apps, they did not ask for order everything (including mains) at once. Which we truly appreciated by not being rushed at all. Always enjoy their food and very European easy going ambient.
It was so nice to be back at my favorite Greek restaurant, Pylos, after a year away due to Covid. The place is a dining oasis, with delicious food, gracious service and the most calming and beautiful Mediterranean decor of any place in the city. Their Pastitsio is sublime. Highly recommended.
Great food! Inventive dishes and friendly wait staff
Starters were excellent. Terrific traditional dips & salad & house meatballs. Service was excellent & nice ambience. Good wine list
This East Village gem is worth a visit - in my case, many a return visit. Delicious across the board. Lovely presentation. Attentive and helpful wait staff. Fabulous salads. Excellent tarama. The pita wedges are really warm! Killer baby lamb chops. Gorgeous shrimp. Make a reservation.
Would definitely come back!
Our food was delicious, the wine selection was fabulous, and the ambience was lovely. We will be back time and time again.
The food and experience were very much like our experiences in Greece. Everything we ate was incredibly fresh. Greek salad and dolmatos were outstanding and of course both the fish and lamb very tasty. It’s hard to find such a good selection of Greek wines in the US. Don’t let the abundance of youthful bars in the area deter you from this island of fine hospitality
Some of the best, authentic Greek food I have had since I went to the Greek islands. Food, wine and service were impeccable. A bit of a splurge if you are on a budget, but completely 100% worth it! Have already recommended it to friends.
The food was excellent and reasonably priced. All of the appetizers were very authentic and the fish main entree was cooked to perfection. Our waiter was from Greece and he did an excellent job of providing recommendations from the wine to the right pairing of appetizers. Great dining experience!
Great spot! Waiters super greek so you know it’s authentic food but very nice and easy to understand! Ambiance was great for date or going out with a gf for drinks & dinner. Food was delicious!
We asked the waiter for suggestions, and we couldn't have done better. The tomato cream and ouzo sauce on the shrimp appetizer was heavenly, the pistachio crusted bass was really succulent and the pistachios added the perfect texture, and the phyllo Napoleon with cherry mousse made us think Napoleon wasn't such a bad guy after all.
one of the best greek restaurants I’ve ever been to! the lamb is phenomenal and also make sure to order to Greek yoghurt with honey and walnuts for dessert - soooooo good!
I came here with my family for Mother’s Day. Everything was great! The lamb chops and branzino fish is great!
We always love Pylos. One complaint: we were three but they squeezed us into a table for two, and so all our plates didn’t really fit and they made us move things around so they would when they could have given us a larger table. The food was delicious and the service was very good but being crammed into a too-small table detracted a bit from our evening.
As usual, it was EXCELLENT!
Ambience, service, food. It was a joy to bet back after too many months!
The wait staff was prompt without being obtrusive or hovering. There were three of us, and we all ordered something different. The food was timely, sizzling, and flavorful. We would go back there again at any time. Parking garage on 9th street was convenient.
I have been coming to Pylos for many years--celebrated our tenth anniversary there a dozen years ago--and I am constantly astonished at how well the level of excellence has been maintained over such a long time. From the pillowy pita, to the heavenly artichoke moussaka, to the keftedakia that are the lightest I've ever had...and of course the kolokythakia, the thinnest possible slices of eggplant and zucchini, with the crispiest possible coating, and not a single discernible drop of oil. Carry on, sas parakalo.
Authentic Greek food. Great quality , not too expensive
We will be back soon. Such a great expérience. Food is almost remarkable. Leave it to the Greeks and their Gods. We are believers. Thank zou Pylos. See you very soon: and we are brining friends!!! :)
Food was totally unremarkable and not enjoyable. Cheese “dip” was solid and dry. Greek salad had excessively large chunks of vegetables, was 90% tomatoes, and was somewhat bland. Octopus was overcooked. Pita was good and hot. Digital Menu was hard to navigate and understand bc of non-English titles, small text in descriptions, and unclear ordering of menu sections (eg starting with comfort food instead of appetizers).
The food was amazing!! Best was the desserts and the pistachio-crusted bass! A must go!
Service was very good! Food was also very good, a little pricey but good, The COVID protections take away a little from ambiance! The street facade leaves a lot to be desired and can be missed if you’re walking buy quickly.
Service was spotty and somewhat truculent.
Love this place, i have been going for years, and its always consistent and reliable!
Delicious food as always. Pretty crowded but it was a Saturday night.
I love Pylos, it's consistently delicious! I went for my birthday after two years and it was as delicious as that first time. Our server was very nice and attentive, and the area for outdoor dining is well designed, pretty and comfortable. 5 stars from me, can't wait to be back in the future! :)
Obsessed. New favorite place
Wonderful! Delicious food and excellent service.
Amazing food and unique experience. Plus a lovely area to walk around in after your meal. Would recommend to everyone.
Very poor service and very rude staff and management. Too bad because the food is good, though over priced. Also, seemingly no concerns regarding health of the customers as they make everyone wait in a crowded vestibule while tables run 30-45 mins late. Appreciate that running a restaurant is challenging these days, but no need to take it out on the customers who are trying to support you!
Anonymous, Your reservation was for 7:00PM. You arrive at the location at 7:03 and we provided you with your table. You did not like the table and you opted out to wait for the next one. At 7:12PM you decided to leave the premises, therefore you never actually dined in the restaurant. As far as Covid violations we have been inspected by the health department and we fulfill all requirements to keep operating our business. Your review is full of misleading information and malicious intentions.
Outstanding and authentic greek cuisine in a charming venue and at a very reasonable price point. Pylos is a neighborhood gem and go-to spot in the East Village. It also offers a lot of options for those with dietary restrictions. Something delicious for everyone!
Always good. Really good. Authentic and consistent. Highly recommend.
Pylos does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.
Pylos is rated 4.8 stars by 885 OpenTable diners.
Pylos does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://pylosrestaurant.com/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.